Tomorrow, December 1, 2011 is World AIDs Day.
According to the New York City Department of Health (DOH) "New York City remains the epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. More than 107,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV, but thousands more don't know they're infected. New York City's AIDS case rate is almost 3 times the U.S. average, and HIV is the 3rd leading cause of death for New York City residents aged 35 to 54.". (http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/ah/ah.shtml)
It is likely that our students will work in agencies and business with people who are HIV affected, have family members who are affected or themselves be affected.
Please spend a few minutes in your classes to discuss the implications of HIV/AIDS to the course content.
I have a resource page for world AIDS day at https://draweiner.tripod.com/worldaidsday.html.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released today "New Hope for Stopping HIV: Testing and Medical Care Save Lives" at http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/HIVtesting/index.html.
The (2015)QUILT is a groundbreaking piece of digital artwork from people all over the world who are fighting for the first AIDS free generation in 30 years. Individuals can create and share their own panel at http://www.2015quilt.com/.